Antigua and Barbuda defaulting radio stations in trouble

| January 23, 2015

Caribbean news. Antigua and Barbuda Minister responsible for Information and Telecommunications Melford Nicholas has placed the operators of television stations and FM radio stations on notice that if their licences are not paid by the

end of March they face closure.

Minister Nicholas. Photo courtesy www.caribbeanelections.com

Minister Nicholas. Photo courtesy www.caribbeanelections.com

During his contribution to the 2015 Budget Debate, Tuesday, I’m putting all media houses on notice that the licence fees will have to be brought up to date by the end of March. “By the end of March, I will have to use my office and the authority vested in me to ensure that the revenues that are intended for the Treasury should be paid to the Treasury, failing which we will have to move to a situation of enforcement and I will utilise the powers vested in me to suspend also for any further infractions.”

The average fees paid for a broadcast license annually is 00.

However, the minister said the ministry would give those affected time to clear their debts. Article courtesy http://antiguaobserver.com/

Photo courtesy msg4svc.net

Photo courtesy msg4svc.net

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